With the Cherokee win, Dan Lowery is now one WSOP Circuit ring away from the record

Dan Lowery

After winning the $400 Monster Stack for $148,416 at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina on Thursday, Dan Lowery is now only one World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Strive to break the all-time record.

The Arkansas sawmill owner won his 15th circuit event to move into second place Maurice Hawkins And Josh Reichard. Ari Engel leads with 16, a record he leads Snatched from Hawkins in October.

Lowery is unstoppable

At the start of 2023, Lowery had ten circuit rings to his name, making him one of the greats on the circuit. But he had his best year ever, recording four WSOPC tournament victories, and that doesn’t even include a $394,636 finish for winning a $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour (WPT) Senior event in December.

On Thursday, he picked up another win, his 15th circuit ring, with a win James Willey is on the way to the title. The runner-up received $91,745 as a consolation prize. Jason Isbell took third place out of 3,577 entrants for $69,574. David Moses, David Jackson, Darren RabinowitzAnd Steven Buckner Everyone got the money.

Harrah’s Cherokee $400 Monster Stack final table results

1 Dan Lowery $148,416
2 James Willey $91,745
3 Jason Isbell $69,574
4 Mark Hickman $53,220
5 Richard Ali $41,067
6 Lorenzo Bassette $31,969
7 Scott Davis $25,109
8th William Baskin $19,899
9 Mario Hudson $15,913

According to The Hendon Mob, Lowery now has $3.4 million in live tournament cash. Equally impressive, he is just one circuit ring away from breaking the all-time record.

The race for the top spot intensified last year when Hawkins set the record (15) at Harrah’s Cherokee in May. Engel then went into overdrive, winning number 13 in July, followed by finishes of 14th and 15th on consecutive days in August before overtaking Hawkins in October.

Lowery then claimed his 14th ring in August, two days after Engel tied for 15th. Reichard then got within one ring of Engel in November, and now Lowery is one away in a three-way tie for second place.

However, the race to the top is not just a battle between four people. Valentin Vornicu, who previously held the record, isn’t far behind with 13 circuit rings after winning his first WSOPC event in five years last October. There are 12 players in history who own at least 10 rings.


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